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This course focuses on the evolvement of energy policy and agendas in European institutions over the last six decades and the recent development of a comprehensive EU energy policy. The first part of the course identifies the broad lines in the development of energy policy in the European Community since its formation. It starts out with a description of how energy policy making as well as its institutional framework have evolved over time. It presents the descriptive results of a do¬cument analysis on the emergence and development of energy policy agendas in two European institutions (i.e. the Commission and the Council). In this context, particular emphasis is on tra¬cing agenda-shaping activities for policies on the generation and provision of energy. Based on this evidence, the course will illustrate how political attention for different sources of energy generation has changed over time and how it is linked to changing institutional and legal conditions.